Author Topic: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas  (Read 57751 times)

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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #240 on: November 02, 2017, 07:07:49 AM »
Indeed :smiley:
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #241 on: November 03, 2017, 01:17:14 AM »
Some alternatives to integrate F-4 and F-16



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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #242 on: March 30, 2018, 03:28:29 AM »


Now to become reality (though probably not in Clave's cool scheme):

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Croatia Set to Buy Aging Israeli Fighter Jets In $500 Million Deal
(Source: Times of Israel; posted March 28, 2018, 1:

ZAGREB, Croatia --- Croatia is set to buy a squadron of F-16 fighter jets from Israel to modernize its military, after the country’s top defense body backed the deal.

Zagreb launched a tender offer last year to acquire military jets to replace its outdated Russian-made MiG-21s.

Apart from Israel, the countries invited to submit bids included Greece, South Korea, Sweden and the United States.

“The defense council… has accepted that Israel made the best offer and gave a recommendation to the government to decide on acquiring” the Israeli planes, the defense council said in statement late Tuesday.

The deal to buy 12 already used F-16 jets, worth $500 million according to media reports, has yet to be confirmed by the government, but the approval is believed to be just a formality.

“It is a historic decision… a project guaranteeing Croatia’s security and sovereignty,” Defense Minister Damir Krsticevic told the state-run HR radio Wednesday.

The minister has said he expected the first jets to arrive in 2020, and the remaining ones by 2022.

Top Croatian officials have voiced concern over the condition of the country’s MiG-21s. Media reports said that only four of the 12 were fully operational.

Croatia joined NATO in 2009 and the European Union four years later.

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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #243 on: June 24, 2018, 07:48:17 PM »
F-16XL profiles from John Lacey.


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I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #244 on: December 30, 2018, 05:52:07 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #245 on: January 12, 2019, 02:10:27 AM »
Looks like the Croatian F-16 mentioned above goes back to the whiffverse...

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Israel fighter jet sale to Croatia fails after US objections
By Darko Bandic | AP
January 10 at 2:47 PM

ZAGREB, Croatia — Israel has failed to overcome U.S. objections to its plan to sell 12 used fighter jets to Croatia and the $500 million deal will likely be canceled, Croatia’s defense minister said Thursday.

Israel reached a tentative deal with Croatia in March for the sale of the upgraded F-16 Barak fighters, pending U.S. approval that would allow the American-made technology to be purchased by a third party.

Croatian Defense Minister Damir Krsticevic said after meeting with Israeli defense officials in Zagreb on Thursday that “despite accepted obligations,” Israel failed to obtain the needed consent and his ministry “will propose to the government to make appropriate decisions.”

The deal ran into trouble after Washington said that Israel needed to strip off the upgrades that were added after Israel took delivery of the aircraft from the United States some 30 years ago.

The sophisticated electronics and radar systems were crucial in Croatia’s decision to buy the F-16s from Israel instead of from the U.S. or Greece, which also bid for the contract.

Relations between the Trump administration and Israel have been very close, particularly on defense issues. But the sale of the jets to Croatia appears to be an exception. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met earlier this month but didn’t agree on a way to end the impasse.

The director-general of the Israeli Defense Ministry, Udi Adam, traveled to Croatia on Thursday in an apparent attempt to save the deal.

He said Croatia will not suffer financial consequences because of the failed deal, which was to be its largest single military purchase since it split from the Yugoslav federation in a bloody war in the 1990s.

He said at a joint media conference with the Croatian defense minister that “sadly, the conditions were not right (for finalizing the deal) because of the circumstances that were beyond our control.”

Israel is trying to get rid of its aging F-16s that will be replaced which more modern F-35 fighters.

Last week, Croatian Defense Minister Krsticevic said Israel provided “pre-guarantees” during the bidding process that U.S. officials would green-light the sale. The problems in carrying out the deal have brought calls for Krsticevic’s resignation.

NATO member Croatia faces a mini arms race with Russian ally Serbia, which recently received six used Russian MiG-29 fighter jets.
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Re: F-16 Inspirations & Ideas
« Reply #246 on: March 28, 2019, 01:29:42 PM »
Despite the fact that Taiwan ultimately got F100-powered F-16, the F-16/79 has always occupied a special place in my heart.

I have a 1/48 F-16A ADF kit, replacement engine part, and F-104 decal sheet intended for a conversion (that I unfortunately never got to start) meant with a slightly-upgraded armament suite of four Python-4s and two Sparrows.

(I was overly optimistic with useable space of my house back then...... my house did grow bigger, but so did the amount of stuff procured by my family :( )
« Last Edit: March 28, 2019, 01:45:51 PM by dy031101 »
Forget about his bow and arrows- why wait until that sparrow has done his deed when I can just bury him right now 'cause I'm sick and tired of hearing why he wants to have his way with the cock robin!?